11 more Russian universities entered THE World University Rankings

THE World University Rankings, 5-100 programme

Times Higher Education (THE) published the international rating of universities in 2016-2017 on September 21, 2016. TOP10 contains universities of three countries – USA, UK and Switzerland. 58% of TOP100 is occupied by universities of USA and UK.

Times Higher Education (THE) is a weekly magazine, writing for professionals of higher education, was founded in UK in 1971. It published jointly with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) – THE-QS World University Rankings from 2004 till 2009 years. The QS and THE ratings are issued independently since 2010. THE’s new methodology is based on 13 performance indicators, grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, income from research. The rating covers 1200 universities in over 88 countries.

TOP10 of World University Rankings 2016-2017

Place Name Country
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 California Institute of Technology United States
3 Stanford University United States
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
6 Harvard University United States
7 Princeton University United States
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
=10 University of California, Berkeley United States
=10 University of Chicago United States

Countries of TOP100 of World University Rankings 2016-2017

Place Country # of universities
1 United States 41
2 United Kingdom 12
3 Germany 9
4 Netherlands 8
5 Australia 6
6 Sweden 3
7 Canada 3
8 Switzerland 3
9 Hong Kong 3
10 China 2

Russia was represented by 13 Universities in the rating of 2015, now there are already 24 organizations. According to Phil Baty, editor of THE, “it is gratifying that Russia took 24 places on an expanded list of the best universities in the world … but Russia has to continue improving their universities in terms of growing global competition”.

Russian universities in THE World University Rankings 2016-2017

Place Name
188 Lomonosov Moscow State University
301-350 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
351-400 ITMO University
401-500 Higher School of Economics
401-500 Kazan Federal University
401-500 National Research Nuclear University MePhI
401-500 Novosibirsk State University
401-500 Saint Petersburg State University
501-600 Tomsk Polytechnic University
501-600 Tomsk State University
601-800 Bauman Moscow State Technical University
601-800 Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University
801+ Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
801+ National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)
801+ National Research Saratov State University
801+ National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)
801+ Novosibirsk State Technical University
801+ Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
801+ Samara State Aerospace University
801+ Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
801+ Siberian Federal University
801+ Southern Federal University
801+ Ural Federal University
801+ Voronezh State University

Deputy Minister of Education and Science Alexander Povalko said: “this year the rating includes 11 new Russian universities, which demonstrates positive dynamics in the process of integration of our Universities into the global educational process. It is noteworthy that after the MSU all places from 2 to 7 among Russian universities are participants of “5-100″ project, which is a record score for all time of project implementation.”

The target of “5-100” state program – is to have at least 5 Russian universities till 2020 in TOP100 of three international rankings: ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities; THE – Times Higher Education World University Rankings; and QS – QS World University Rankings.

Thus, while none of Russian universities included in the TOP 100 of leading universities of the world.

Sources: Times Higher Education, Times Higher Education, The Ministry of Education and Science, The Ministry of Education and Science, Garant

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